CAMPAIGNS AND EVENTS
This campaign will fund general operating expenses and repairs. With a gift of $2000, donors will be recognized With an exclusive invitation to the inaugural opening and a commemorative memorial.
PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS
Once completed, this campaign will fund the general repairs of the Granada Theater. With a gift of $1000, donors will be recognized with a commemorative memorial in the theater's lobby.
Your gift of any amount will help to install new lights, camera equipment, and electronics for production and cinematic programming.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
THE GRANADA THEATRE, 1928
The Granada Theater was modernized in 1949 to the plans of architect E. H. Geissler. The theater was built for Vaudeville Acts and brought many talents to the area such a Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Greer Carson.
PRESERVATION STARTS WITH YOU!
As part of the preservation and restoration of the City of Bluefield, the Bluefield Preservation Society's current project is the restoration of the historic Granada Theater, located on 537 Commerce Street.
The theater, which was closed in 1977, with your support, will soon come back to life.
Replaced the Granada roof
Replaced the Granada marquee
The exterior of the Granada cleaned
Replaced and re-glazed windows on the Granada
Paid over $100K for the architect and engineer's complete construction documents
WURLITZER STYLE EX, OPUS 1790 THEATRE ORGAN
The organ was installed and was opened by organist A.A. Ritter. The organ left the Granada many years ago and was taken to the Evans Theater in Indiana. From there it was transferred to Huntington and installed at the Keith Albee Theater.
A former resident of Bramwell, West Virginia, discovered the organ while teaching at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
RETURNED TO BLUEFIELD IN 2015
The organ became available when the Keith Albee's original organ was found.
The organ was returned to Bluefield in 2015 and is being reassembled by a specialized group.